Kate and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Michael Mina


Dinner was great. All the food was unique and delicious. The service was pretty much perfect. The servers were young yet professional. We asked questions about the menu and they commented how “most people don’t know what that is, and don’t ask.” They were happy to explain.

The drinks were mediocre, especially sad since they were $15 each. We wanted wine with dinner but the wine list is ridiculously long and expensive. The server recommended the Michael Mina house cab which was excellent.

There is only a three course pre fixe menu. Each course we got actually consisted of a plate with 3 small tastings on it. I liked the format a lot, we were able to try a lot of different foods.

The bar room has a good looking menu, but it’s a very uncomfortable seating situation and i’ll never eat there.

Summary: I will be back. But you won’t find me here as frequently as you will at Gary Danko. I think Danko is as good, though slightly less experimental. Danko is also about 30% less cash. You can pretty much walk into Michael Mina without a reservation, which is a huge plus when you get a last minute craving for a nice meal.


  1. I’m sure you wife felt loved by the gesture of going out for dinner to a fancy restaurant; one of the biggest complaints that women have is that men don’t remember the anniversary of their marriage.You sure made your beloved happy from the looks of the pics and your description.May your life together continue to be a fun and a meaningful adventure and may you always grow in love with each other.

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